Discussions and illustrations are integrated to present the principles of design for building firesafety. Some topics covered are factors affecting fire ignition and spread in buildings, building site
planning for fire suppression and occupant rescue operations, and fire protection by building materials and construction. Fire detection and suppression systems for buildings, smoke and heat venting techniques, escape
and refuge principles for occupant protection, and firesafety for tall buildings are other areas explored. The graphic format helps foster an understanding of the theoretical bases of building codes and standards.